Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis or Preimplantation Genetic Screening? Which screening is the best one for you?

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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) are the two commonly used procedures when it comes to fertility treatments.
PGD, is a diagnostic process that involves screening of single cell in the embryo and evaluating it for any possibilities of genetic abnormalities or chromosomal disorders.
PGS is a screening technology drawn from PGD that mainly examines whether the cells present in an embryo have any abnormal chromosomes, thus reducing the chances of pregnancy failure.

Submitted: May 16, 2019

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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) are the two commonly used procedures when it comes to fertility treatments.

What is the difference between PGD and PGS?

PGD, is a diagnostic process that involves screening of single cell in the embryo and evaluating it for any possibilities of genetic abnormalities or chromosomal disorders.

PGS is a screening technology drawn from PGD that mainly examines whether the cells present in an embryo have any abnormal chromosomes, thus reducing the chances of pregnancy failure.

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What can medical experts identify through the process of PGD?

  • Presence of any chromosomal translocations (chromosomal rearrangements)
  • Presence of any Single-gene disorders, the prime reason for genetic diseases
  • Reveal the sex of the embryo before it is placed into the uterus (gives couples an option of family planning, bringing gender diversity in their children).

Steps involved in PGD :

  1. PGD is performed along with In-vitro fertilization (IVF) before the embryo transfer process takes place, and pregnancy period begins. It includes egg retrieval and fertilization under a controlled environment inside a laboratory.
  2. The process begins with the removal of embryos through a microscopic needle, and after cell collection the embryos are frozen.
  3. DNA of the collected cells is then examined to determine genetic abnormalities.
  4. Normal embryos are then placed in the uterus and a positive pregnancy test is expected from the patient
  5. The process takes weeks as it is carried out in intervals during the entire cycle of an embryo formation.

Patients can avail the customized bundle plans or go for either of the two screening procedures depending upon the medical expert’s discretion. The procedures can help mainly in determining the gender of your child, and mitigate any genetic anomalies the parents might have, that could be passed down to the offspring.


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